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120 CEOs Managing $12 Trillion Urge Finance Ministers to Support a Long-Term Emissions Reduction Goal in Global Climate Deal

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27/05/2015

Ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of G7 Finance Ministers in Dresden, Germany, 120 investor CEOs from around the world managing funds worth more than $12 trillion have written an open letter to finance ministers urging them to support the inclusion of a long-term emissions reduction goal in the international climate agreement due to be sealed in Paris in December. This is the first time a ...

Abengoa obtains environmental approval for Atacama 2, its second solar complex of 210 MW in Chile

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28/05/2015

The Atacama 2 solar complex will consist of a110 MW solar thermal electricity tower plant and a 100 MW PV plant. It will incorporate a thermal storage system with molten salts that will permit to produce electricity for 15 hours without direct solar radiation. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative ...

Environmental Technology and Canada’s Oil Sands – New Call for Action

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29/05/2015

Released today by the Council of Canadian Academies, a new expert panel report, Technological Prospects for Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Canadian Oil Sands, examines the potential for technology to mitigate the environmental footprint of oil sands development. Addressing the environmental impacts of the oil sands is a long-term endeavour, notes the report, and urgent action ...

OSHA partners with Health Canada to coordinate labelling and classification requirements for hazardous workplace chemicals

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29/05/2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced today that it will continue their partnership with Health Canada to align United States and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and classification requirements for workplace chemicals through the Regulatory Cooperation Council. "We work in a global environment with varying and sometimes conflicting national and ...

WTW shows new spectrophotometers at ACHEMA: The photoLab® 7000 series

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28/05/2015

Now equipped with a reference beam optics and with a colour display, handling, comfortability  and user-guidance of WTW spectrophotometers have been improved once again: The universal and flexible combination of systematic routine analysis plus spectral analysis capabilities has been kept, and so have been features as the unique automatic cuvette recognition for rectangular cuvettes and the ...

Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy

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28/05/2015

In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably ...

Boosting food security in cities through better markets, reduced food waste

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28/05/2015

Recognizing the growing challenge of feeding the world's cities and the importance of efficient urban markets, FAO and the World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) are partnering to promote sustainability and inclusiveness in the wholesale sector, including developing “best practices” for reducing food waste. Wholesalers function as brokers who sell agricultural goods purchased ...

Safe Drain™ Installed by American Airlines at DFW Airport

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28/05/2015

Safe Drain™ Inc. announces that American Airlines, in its continuing efforts to be environmentally proactive, has installed seven of the company’s inserts into key storm drains at its largest hub, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Safe Drain™ stainless steel inserts were installed at American’s cabin service facility on the airports East side to prevent ...

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